Campus Weekly

BraveCamp X STEM students develop apps and experience SFCC

We love this photo that Lina Germann, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of STEM Santa Fe shared! Visiting seventh, eighth and ninth grade girls from northern New Mexico were on campus as part of the Brave X STEM day Camp from July 29 to August 3 to innovate, design and create. The camp culiminated with qualified apps being submitted to the Congressional App Challenge. In this photo, the group paused to emulate a photo of a student who persisted despite the challenge of having to drive a total of 18, 464 miles to get her degree.

Read more about what the students accomplished and see another photo here.

News and Announcements

SFCC Strategic Planning Process Overview , Wednesday Aug. 14, 3 p.m.

Learn more about the SFCC Strategic Plan. Julie Gallegos from the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness will talk about SFCC’s strategic planning process and what is new for 2019-2020. In addition, SFCC is about to embark on an effort to create the next 5-year strategic plan and will be engaging faculty, staff and students in that process. She will give an overview of the process and how to get involved. Join her on Wednesday, August 14th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in room 485. If you have questions, please contact Julie Gallegos at

Conversation with the President, Monday Aug. 12, 3:30-4:30

President Rowley welcomes your questions, input and feedback. Conversation with the President Monday Aug. 12 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. in room 216.

Listen for info on NMHU at the HEC Aug. 15 at 2 p.m.

August 15 at 2 p.m. get the scoop on New Mexico Highlands University’s programs at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center from NMHU’s Interim Manager Robert Anaya and the HEC’s Interim Executive Director Meghan McGarrity on Thursday, August 15 at 2 p.m. on KTRC 1260/103.7’s Richard Eeds Show.

Pay for your food the fast and easy way!

Get a prepaid food services card and sail through the lines!

  • Cards can be used in the cafeteria and the coffee shop
  • Use your financial aid or prepay with a credit card, check or cash. Cards are refillable and have no expiration dates.
  • To use your financial aid, make arrangements at the cashier’s window.
    Or prepay with a credit card, check, or cash at either the cashier’s window or food services.

Call 505-428-1363 for more information.

Awesome Foundation Santa Fe accepting grant applications

The Santa Fe Chapter of the Awesome Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 micro-grrant that will be awarded to invest in a local project that aims to make Santa Fe a better place to live, work and play. Applications are due September 1, 2019, with the grant to be awarded in October. There are no prerequisites to apply.

Applications can be submitted online at The Awesome Foundation Santa Fe Chapter.

Register for Fall Continuing Education now

The Fall Continuing Education schedule is now available. Pick up a copy on campus or view online. There are more than 30 new classes.
Employees, don’t forget that you can use your EEB credits to enroll in CE classes for fun or professional development.

Candidates for Governing Board seat need to file on Aug. 27

Two positions on the Santa Fe Community College Governing Board will be determined during the election on Nov. 5.

Those interested in becoming a candidate must file a declaration of candidacy and sworn statement of intent with the County Clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 27. Forms may be obtained at or at the Santa Fe County Clerk’s office, 102 Grant Ave. Call 505-986-6280 for more information.


Register now for Tennis Tournament Sept 6-8

Tennis Tournament at the FEC, September 6-8. Men’s & Women’s Singles, Men’s & Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC).

First rounds will start at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 18 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.

The registration deadline is August 30. Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $30 for doubles per team. For more information, contact the School of Fitness and Education at 505-428-1751.

Electronic catalog now available

Santa Fe Community College now offers easy online access to the 2019-20 college catalog. The new catalog is easily accessed at the secure site: The catalog is searchable and available to all. The electronic catalog is more user-friendly and can be accessed 24/7. Register now!

Thanks to all who helped to develop and activate the electronic catalog to better serve our students.

Student Spotlight

SFCC offers English as a Second Language class in Fall, orientations Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2019

Santa Fe Community College Offers English as a Second Language [ESL] Classes
Orientation sessions begin August 13.


Need money for School?

Need money to pay for school? Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA online now!

Are you International or Undocumented? Then complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid form (English) or Solicitud de ayuda financiera para los soñadores 2019-2020 (Español)

Students can accelerate through Math with STEM Core

Students, join STEM Core to start your engineering, computer science or information technology degree.

Do you want to study with a group of motivated, hard-working students and get extra support? SFCC’s STEM Core Program can help get you on the fast track to a fun, challenging, meaningful and highly paid career.

A STEM career has great benefits:

  • Over the next 10 years, STEM jobs will grow 50% faster than non-STEM jobs.
  • The average STEM job pays more than $40/hour.
  • 93% of STEM professionals earn more than the national average.
  • The eight highest-paying entry-level jobs are in computer science, engineering and math.
  • There are great local job opportunities with the national labs and other employers.

Also, in collaboration with Los Alamos National Laboratory, successful STEM Core students will be eligible to apply for paid summer internships at LANL or other locations in the U.S. Veterans encouraged to apply!

For information contact, call 505-428-1323 or visit STEM Core.


Verify your financial aid now

Do you have your financial aid in place for the fall semester? The payment deadline is August 13. Verify your Financial Aid today!
For more information, email

Don’t leave $$$ on the table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for all SFCC endowed Foundation and Institutional scholarships. Apply online today.

Funding is limited: Lock in your scholarship now for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Scholarships are awarded based upon availability of funds. Financial need and a minimum GPA are required for some scholarships. Students are required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Scholarships are available for international and non-U.S. citizen students. International students should complete the 2019-2020 Dreamers Financial Aid Application available online and from the Financial Aid Office.

Learn more online, by emailing Financial Aid or calling 505-428-1268. Se habla Español.

Santa Fe Lodgers Association giving one-class scholarships to 14 students this fall

The Santa Fe Lodgers Association hosted a very successful fundraiser event at Meow Wolf June 5 for scholarship funds for the Hospitality & Tourism Program.

They are now using the funds to pay the tuition costs for one class for 14 students this fall. They hope this will encourage current hotel employees and students to follow the career path the hotel industry offers here in Santa Fe.

Interested in getting the scholarship? E-mail Katherine Fox-Ehlert or call 505-428-1332. Get in touch ASAP, to get registered for the fall semester.

SFCC Department of Dental Health accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year

The SFCC Department of Dental Health is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 academic year for these programs:

  • Certificate in Dental Assisting (3-semester, full-time program)
  • Certificate in Advanced Dental Assisting Skills (part-time, evening and online available)
  • AAS in Dental Health (5-semester, full-time program)
  • Certificate in Expanded Functions Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) (2-semester program with online and weekends available)

For information contact Director of Dental Health Dr. Aamna Nayyar, 505-428-1258 or or visit

Employee Announcements

Welcome back Ed Worden

Ed Worden has returned to the SFCC family! Ed will be working with the STEM Core grant as the support specialist in addition to overseeing the Campus Cupboard. Ed’s office is next to advisor Cahalan Fiddes’ office in room 480.

Join the trail running group on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and walking group on Thursdays

The college now offers employees a meet-up for current and “newbie” trail runners in front of the William C. Fitness Education Center at 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Please note: The time has changed to 6:30 a.m., so runners will be ready for their workday. All are welcome. Please note: The running group has added Thursdays due to increased interest.

The Walking Group has moved to Thursdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., also meeting in front of the FEC.

For questions in regards to the trail running, please contact Herman Garcia and questions in regards to the Walking Group should go to Ute Jannsen-Kerr.

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Felix Lopez wins awards at Spanish Market

Instructor Felix Lopez won both the Second Place award in the Painted Bultos category and the E. Boyd Memorial Award for Originality and Expressive Design for his piece, “Cruz de Viernes Santo” (The Cross of Good Friday) at the recent Spanish Market.

Lopez has taught at the college for 12 years. He’s mentored many of his students who’ve also won awards at past Spanish Markets.

His son Joseph, who previously taught at the college, and daughter Krissa have also showcased their work at Spanish Market. His granddaughters are now continuing the tradition.

See a close-up of the piece and read more.